New modular design helps UPS family boost reliability


Building block approach by AEG Power Solutions enables world’s first ‘Customer-ized’ UPS.

AEG Power Solutions have announced the first models in a new generation of UPS – the Protect 8. line. Designed and built using a modular, building block architecture, Protect 8. The building block approach marks Protect 8. as the world’s first ‘customer-ized’ UPS: each UPS is tailored to each customer’s specific requirements.

The initial version launched by AEG Power Solutions is the Protect 8. 31, an industrial double-conversion model offering three input phases and one output phase. All Protect 8. UPS are designed, assembled and tested in the tradition of quality and reliability by AEG PS in Germany. “In designing the Protect 8. generation, we built upon the know-how and technology developed for the Protect 5 UPS family to achieve even-higher levels of reliability,” said Luca Buscherini, UPS Protect Family Line Manager, AEG Power Solutions, Belecke, Germany. “Protect 8. UPS are customer-ized. This means that, thanks to our innovative building block approach, each customer gets precisely what they are looking for, in terms of mechanical protection, input and output voltages, battery type and autonomy and desired documentation,” he added.

Each Protect 8. UPS is built by assembling and configuring the particular rectifier, inverter and bypass modules exactly suited to each customer’s specific requirements. Thanks to this modular approach, Protect 8. systems offer exceptionally easy and rapid maintenance; any module can be quickly replaced if necessary. The building block design also reduces delivery times. AEG can assemble, configure, test and deliver Protect 8. systems in weeks rather than months.

“The use of fully-tested, field-proven building blocks in each customer-ized Protect 8. UPS offers more reliability than one-of-a-kind, customized alternatives,” explained Buscherini. Additional benefits include investment protection and easy integration thanks to the Protect 8. open communications platform, lower operating costs through reduced cooling requirements and floor space economies thanks to the compact Protect 8. footprint, he said. Protect 8. UPS are designed for virtually all industrial sectors requiring maximum reliability, such as onshore and offshore oil & gas installations, energy & electricity generation and distribution, water treatment and instrumentation, process control and others.

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